Monday, January 11, 2016

Brrrr, Baby It's Cold Outside! BBTB2 Challenge

Hello my crafty friends, I am trying to find my new normal since my beloved husband's passing. So it is back to creating for my DT's. Not sure how it will go, but it can only help me to create some again. 

Today is a new challenge over at BBTB2. Our sweet Melanie has chosen our theme of hats, mittens and scarves because baby, it's cold outside! At least it is cold here in Central PA. Although yesterday was 55 and today it is only in the low 30's. How does that work?! We have been very fortunate that we haven't had hardly any cold weather or snow so far. I think this is my kind of winter! So for this challenge I made some pocket cards by printing my cards on my Explore. The cartridges I used will be under my pictures. For now, I just have some filler cards in the spaces instead of pictures. I will put pictures in later, I have tons of snow pictures to scrap. 

Thanks for joining me today, I always love when you come and sit a spell and enjoy a hot drink with me. Your comments always, always make my day and I will be back to visit you too very soon. Crafty hugs, Brenda

Cartridges Used:
Holiday Cakes - mittens Colors were changed on the Explore
Mr. Frosty for the patterns on the card shapes
Snow Angel - brown/blue hat
Winter Woodland - blue/pink hat
Snow Friends - snowman


Marilyn said...

Cute pocket page!! Glad to see you back crafting

Tina Campbell said...

Fantastic looking page Brenda :) So glad to see you scrappin again :) Yes I agree the weather here has been a bit strangely warm :) but we'll take it :) Hugs my friend :) Tina

Lisa said...

This is so fabulous, Brenda!! I love each little pocket and how you decorated them!! The snowman is so cute!! I'm so happy you are crafting again!!! You are in my thoughts and always in my prayers my friend!! Big hugs :)

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Carol L said...

These are some really cute cards for your layouts! I love the snowman and cute mittens and hats - WHICH - we're needing today here as well! It really got cold almost overnight! I hope you're staying warm in this cold snap and find your way back to creating once again. ((hugs))

D- said...

Your layout is beautiful. I love your sweet snowman, hats and gloves. Thanks for sharing. Take care my friend.
Crafty hugs,

Veerle said...

Great pocket page you have made Brenda. Glad to see you are crafting again. Big hug, Veerle x

Loll said...

So cute Brenda. What a fantastic scrapbook page just waiting for the fun photos to be added. Great job! xx

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is such sweet pocket page! Love this snowman too! Carri~Abusybee

Caroline said...

Oh Brenda, it is so nice to have you back, creating with us again. I miss my partner "in crime"! I love your pocket card and all the mittens, hat, gloves and cute snowman. The paper is pretty, too. Our winter was mild, at first, but we are making up for it now. We had a wonderful weekend with the kids and grands. It was our oldest son's birthday. I can't believe that he is 36 years old. I enjoyed hugging the grandchildren.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Welcome back Brenda my dear dear friend! It's lovely to see you. These are such adorable cards and a great start to the new crafting year! Have a great day! Hazel xx
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Anonymous said...

Glad you are able to get back crafting. This is so adorable. Great papers and love the mittens, hats etc. you used. Missed you.

I Card Everyone said...

Hold on to your stocking cap, Brenda! We've had LOTS of snow, and it seems the wind will blow some your way!
Welcome back, sweetie, I'm so pleased ... love your darling stamping for your pocket cards! xx

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Such gorgeous cards! So wintery and perfect for snow photos or bon fires and football games! Really happy to hear that you are going to give crafting another go with your Design teams. I think that will help you a lot and get you scratching off those "to do" projects off your list. :)

I hope you are having a wonderful day and staying warm!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah dear sweet Brenda such a blessing you are, love the wee pockets and all the details, I've never scrapped, will when see need one day. :)
Thanks for sharing, pleased you're back here sharing your lovely work again
hugs, Shaz in Oz.x
ps we're off to the beach tomorrow and we'd love to share it with you. Robin and I are having a grand old time.

Happy Dance said...

I've never tried pocket scrapbooking, but after seeing what you've done here, I think I should give it a go! This is absolutely adorable! Love the snowflakes, and the hats and mittens. And what a cute snowman, too! So nice to see you posting again! Take your time, go at your own pace, and we'll all be here for you. Hugs. Bev

Bonnie said...

It may be cold outside, but it's warm and cozy here! So glad to see you back! Warm, cozy hugs!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Crafty hugs, to you, too, Brenda. It is so nice to see you creating again. Your pocket pages are adorable! I love the mittens!

Jules said...

Hi Brenda

Lovely to see you posting to your blog.

So many fabby creations. You are certainly keeping yourself very busy.

Take care.

Love Jules xx

Darnell said...

It warms my heart to see you back to creating for your DTs, Brenda! I hope you find making cards to be a happy place for you and that we'll soon see you even more often in Blogland! You certainly haven't lost your creativity!! Love and hugs, Auntie

Anita in France said...

What adorable pocket cards, Brenda ... that snowman is so sweet ... and the hats/mitts are really cute! I'm so pleased to see you back with us, my friend ... hope you enjoyed creating these as much as I enjoyed seeing them! Hugs, Anita :)

Brenda in IN said...

I hope getting back into crafting will help you heal. I'm glad to see you posting again. I have been sharing some cards that were sent to me but I am making a few cards. I didn't really have the mojo to do so before but it does give me something else to think about. Your weather sounds like ours. Some snow, bitter cold temps, then today it was 50 with snow expected again on Sunday and bitter cold.

DIANA L. said...

Super cute I love the colors and happy to see you getting your mojo back. your twin;-) Hugs Diana

moknowsall said...

love you design sister. Welcome back. I love your Snow Friends snowman, he is one of my favorite.


MaryH said...

Happy to see that you had a little craft interlude, and this is so cute! Love the colors, the themes, and the way you've filled the 'empty pockets' for now. Hope that this little play will get the motivation going, to gradually return to something you love and do so well. Big hugs, stay warm & cozy. Have a good wkend too. MM

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous work Brenda, I adore the cute mittens and the hats. The snowman could fit in the the winter over here, we have - 16 degrees Celsius. I believe it's 3 Fahrenheit! We have snow and icy roads, it's good to have a cocoa with whipped cream to warm up :)

Love and warm hugs